Jesus of Nazareth (book)


Jesus of Nazareth (book)

Infobox Book
name = Jesus of Nazareth


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author = Pope Benedict XVI
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country = United States
language = English (translated from German)
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subject = Christology, Theology
publisher = Doubleday
pub_date = May 15, 2007
media_type = Print, ebook, audiobook
pages = 355
isbn = ISBN 0385523416
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"Jesus of Nazareth" is a 2007 non-fiction book authored by Pope Benedict XVI and published by Doubleday. The book is the first volume in the pope's planned two-volume meditation on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ and represents the first book authored by Benedict since his ascension to the papacy.

In the book's introduction, the pope explicitly states that the treatise is in "no way an exercise of the magisterium," but rather an "expression of his personal search for the face of the Lord."

"Jesus of Nazareth"'s ten chapters cover the bulk of Jesus' public ministry, encompassing subjects and events such as Christ's baptism at the hands of John the Baptist, the Sermon on the Mount, the meaning of the parables, the Calling of the Twelve, the Confession of Peter, and the Transfiguration. The book stops short of Jesus' triumphant entry into Jerusalem and His subsequent Passion and Resurrection, which are to be the primary topics of the second volume.


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